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Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - June 15, 1916, Laurel, Mississippi MISS. THE FUTURE GREAT Evening Except Sunday POPULATION 15,000 OFFICIAL PAPER OF LAUREL AND JONES VOL. NO. 237 JUNK 15, 1916 ASSOCIATED PRESS DEMOCRATS PLAN G. & S. I. ROAD IS FOR NOMINATIONS THREATENED BY A THURSDAY NIGHT BIG STRIKE TODAY Ollie Permanent Makes a Fine DELEGATES INSIST THAT BRYAN TALK Vance McCormick Will Be Chairman the National Is Selected By Associated St. June 15.-The convention adopted the report ot the committee on providing for nominations at 9 o'clock The convention recessed at 1:20 o'clock until 9 o'clock Unconfirmed Report Is That Men Will Quit At 4 LOCAL OFFICIALS GIVE NOTHING OUT Gulfport Message Says It Is Believed There Trouble Will All Be Settled St. June 15.-Temporary Glynn called the democratic national convention to order at 11:46 At 12:05 Senator Ollie James was introduced as the permanent chairman and began his The report of the committee on permanent organization was adopted nil the officers being The credentials committee reported on District of Columbia uml Hawaii delegates were recognized as placed on the rolls by the national Porto Rico was vided between contesting To Nominate Convention menagers and officers of the national committee declared were confident that the plan to have the nominations made tonight would be The plan to adopt the platforms after the nominations are as was done in counted on to fulfill the promise to St. Louis for a four-day Administration leaders here were notified today that President Wilson has selected Vance of to succeed William F. McCombs as chairman of the democratic national Still fired with the enthusiasm yesterday by ex-Governor Glynn's keynote delegates to the democratic national convention today crowded the coliseum to hear more - party doctrine expounded by the ty Bryan is - Bryan was given the usual demonstration when he entered the press The rules committee voted unanimously that the convention make the nominations of Wilson and Marshall at 9 o'clock tonight instead of on Friday The program for today called for a permanent another keynote speech by the permanent chairman and reports of the credentials and rules Senator Ollie M. of was for permanent The platform working with draft and various ' suggested hoped to have the completed draft ready for submission to the full committee late this ' At 11 o'clock the coliseum was only partly Few delegates and none of the leaders had The band played an Bite the Hand That's Feeding and a quartette sang the The crowd For Woman The platform subcommittee announced they would probably have the platform completed late today for full committee's Congressman Rainey said the tive draft would contain a woman suffrage plank at least as strong as that in the republican A thousand platform suggestions were submitted to the Whether the platform will be considered tonight after the nominations made or deferred until tomorrow It was left to the rules A resolution to limit all the first nominating speeches to thirty minutes and all the seconding speeches to five minutes was Roger Sullivan's boom for president was deflated - McCormick There is considered to be no doubt that the national committee will It was reported in Laurel this afternoon on reliable authority that the employes of the Gulf ft Ship Island railroad had voted to call a general strike at 4 o'clock this Local officials and employes of the G. ft S. I. professed ignorance of the plans of the who are known to have been negotiating with the head officials of the railroad in Gulfport for several A long distance telephone message Gulfport this afternoon brought the information that it was believed there the trouble between the railroad and the employes would be settled amicably A poll of the road was taken yesterday evening and last night as to whether or not the strike should be but the result of the vote has not been given All three of the railroad the Brotherhood of Railway Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Locomotive are involved in the latest which is said to have for its main better treatment for It is said several men who were on strike during the last trouble have been discharged without other and several conductors are said to have been discharged or laid off temporarily for no legitimate If the men do about two hundred of them will be involved and the road will be tied up completely unless it is possible to operate with OLLIE M. JAMES PRAISES WILSON IN Permanent Chairman of Democratic Meeting Reviews WILSON AND MARSHALL ARE TO BE NOMINATED WITHOUT OPPOSITION WILSON On Page Associated St. June 15.-The achievements of the Wilson administration in enacting beneficial legislation and in keeping the country at peace without sacrifice of the national honor were pronounced epoch-making in American history by Senator Ollie M. of in his address today as permanent of the democratic national three years of its national said Senator has enacted into law more progressive remedied legislation than the nation has ever had written upon its statute books since its In former national contests in the last two decades pur party came as a Today we come with not with not The Democratic party has kept its word with the American We have The chairman reviewed at length the legislative record of the administration and eulogized the President for his direction of foreign affairs The he had enacted a tariff law under which monopolies were curbed and unexampled pros a banking law talc ing the money control out of the hands of an oligarchy and making panics no. longer and many reform measures of lesser He declared President Wilson's Mexican policy and his course in protecting American rights against the encroachments of European belligerents had shown all the world that 2 AMERICANS ARE 7 INJURED IN MEXICAN FIGHT Battle With Bandits Is Reported South Of U. S. NOTE TO MEXICO READY Wilson and Lansing In Conference Over Note Decide Not To Send It Until Next Associated June 15.-Two American soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a fight with Mexican bandits forty miles down the at San according to a report here The fight occurred on the American It is reported that six Mexicans were killed and several Two troops of the fourteenth 140 under Major are said to have been the troops The bandits numbered more than one Later in was reported that one of the wounded Americans had It was stated that eight Mexicans were It is presumed that the American cavalry pursued the Mexicans across the THOMAS MARSHALL the President bullies the weak nor fears the In a concluding appeal for the triumph of above Senator James said the renomination of such a President in partisan convention ought not to be and that to discredit him might palsy the hand that could write the peace treaty of the At the outset the Senator referred briefly to President Wilson's campaign lobbying in congress and pointed out that under this administration the constitution had been amended for the first time since the civil war when freed the senate from the control of the great interests by making it by the people at the He then eulogized the tariff act as one of which the party was justly a schedule in it fosters a he republican friends told us it would close the fill the streets with idle produce a create soup houses and distress would reign but we rejoice today to point to an unexampled prosperity in the nation with labor more generally ' at higher shorter and better conditions than ever Our republican friends tell us that after the war is over bleeding Europe will take our market from I have no such America is going to take the markets of the But we shall cut from them the last hope of having even a for wo shall pass a creating a tariff board to gather the tacts created by new war Turning to the federal reserve Senator James that it alone averted a panic at the outbreak of the European would have been the result if the old republican system had been in effect he stock exchanges in every city in the world were Europe poured its vast holdings in streams upon Our Who thinks that the old republican ' system of finance under the guidance of those patriotic guardians would have been able to withstand this mighty But what was the Not a bank closed its not a laborer was thrown out of not a business was forced into but there stood serving the masses of this great legislative achievement of the democratic As the master achievement of Woodrow to my next to keeping a hundred million people at peace with the the historian will record the federal reserve Declaring that defense and preparation for it is as now as ever the speaker pointed to the administration's pre- ou 9-). MARTIAL LAW URGED Tex. June 15.-American Consul Garrett at Nuevo wired the state department recommending that Laredo be placed under martial according to a seemingly authentic report | LOOKING FOUR YEARS | I | I ' I The second day of the 1012 | | democratic convention the re- j act minifies began flocking to | | the Clark and liryan i 1 won a victory by I ' ing the writing or the platform | I until the candidate should lie | | I CASE AGAINST DR. DISMISSED AFTER HEARING The case in which Dr. S. W. was charged by Frank city pound master for reckless was dismissed after the hearing Justice this Witnesses were called for both stale and in order to show the spued at which Dr. Lindsey was driving when he ran into The accident which resulted in no occurred near the Wallace Drug Store on LAUREL VISITORS TO FULTON GIVEN GREAT RECEPTION The Fair Trustees Secure Excellent Ideas For KEY TO VERDUN'S INNER DEFENSE IS BEING HAMMERED Germans Attack French Positions North Of RUSSIAN DRIVE IS CONTINUED Great Advance of Slavs Show Steady Progress On Eastern Front and Many Are VILLA TAKEN N. M. June 15.-A wireless from field headquarters says Colonel Pedro a prominent Villa and one of the leaders in the Columbus raid was captured Tuesday at Hacienda by Captain of the thirteenth CARRANZA NOTE IS READY June 15.-Secretary Lansing laid before President Wilson today the completed draft of the note to replying to the demand that the American troops be President Wilson and Secretary Lansing conferred over the Unless some new development forces the the reply will not be sent until next week President Wilson does not want his action attributed to domestic It is understood that the note flatly refuses to withdraw the American troops from Mexico until has shown a willingness and ability to properly police the border It is understood the note contains a sharp rejoinder to insinuations against the administration's FIVE BODIES ARE RECOVERED FROM WRECK Hundred Eighty-two On Board Nearly All Harry city and S. M. of tho trustees of the South Mississippi with Col. Mott Ayres and Fred president and secretary of the South Mississippi went to to inspect the Fulton fair returned to Laurel this Messrs. Ayres and Skaggs will remain in Fulton until arriving home Messrs. Bell land Jones are enthusiastic over Ihe reception accorded them in They report that a dozen filled with the leading citizens of met them at the depot and accompanied them to the Fulton fair where some excellent ideas on fair grounds and buildings were which will be made public The Fulton Daily Leader says of the S. M. president of the Laurel Light & Railway and president of the Commercial Bank & Trust Harry City Engineer of Fred Secretary of thd South Mississippi Fair and Col. Mott president of the Soutli Mississippi Fair and editor of the Laurel Daily arrived in the city thin morning to inspect and look over thy Fulton county fair They were met at the train by a largo reception committee headed by Mayor C. IS. Joe Frank Judge Lon J. M. Wayne Joe Tom Beadles and several After the party had spent an hour at the fair grounds they were taken for an over the a visit to the club and later on were taken to the Meadows whore they were given a Messrs. Jones and Bell leave tonight for Col. Ayres and Mr. Skaggs will remain over until Thursday Associated Calif. June 15,-Five bodies have been recovered from the steamer which was wrecked last night on Sugar Loaf Capo Tho steamer carried 11'.* passengers and about 80 in her It is reported that most of the passengers and crow got away in life The battleship Oregon several steamers and tugs are patrolling the vicinity of the Most of the 182 persons aboard the Bear are reported safe aboard the tug Fog the Two boatloads of the Beur survivors have One boat was reported trying to The remainder of the passengers and crew are said to be the tug Five were lost from one Associated June Germans are continuing a violent bombardment of the French positions north of the key to Verdun's inner No infantry fighting was reported either bank of the Meuse last 1 The French claim that minor German attacks on the front were RUSSIANS June Russians are apparently advancing kii tho eastern although they arc still reported to be about fifty miles from their main objective in OFFENSIVE Juno 15.-An advance of about twenty miles by the who have as their is chronicled in the latest Russian official Having previously crossed the river and taken and Zale the have now driven their men to the left the river Pruth and captured the town oi which lies only twenty l es northwest of the Nowhere on the front from the Pripet river in Russia and through to has there been any cessation in tho great Along the entire according to the Russian war tho and Germans are being driven and the Russians are still taking thousands of prisoners and capturing machine guns and war In the eleven drive 1780 officers and 120,000 and 180 guns and 200 machine guns \i vo been Have Captured and Shot Five Villa Bandits Time Limit For New Postoffice Marble Condemned One year ago Juno 14, 1015, work on the new Laurel was From today the government may assess a penalty of per day against tho contractors for every day before the postoffice is the time limit having been set at one Eleven pieces of marble in tho interior of the postoffice were condemned yesterday by the government inspector as being too light in New marble has been ordered from the Vermont quarry and will probably be shipped by express to avoid further It is possible tho new postoffice will be ready for occupancy by July 1. Bomb in Mail Bag For Utah Governor Explodes At Depot Mont. June 15.-A bomb in a package in a mail pouch being transferred from Burlington train exploded today wrecking an Oregon Short Line It is reported the package was addressed to the governor of Associated Chihuahua June 15.-General Jacinto Ramos reported to General Jacinto of the that ho had and executed five members of the bandit band under Nicholas Official announcement was made at military headquarters of the capture of Luis La Rost at General Vigil De Armas asked instructions for the disposition of tho who was the originator of the plan of San Diego and who recently was reported to be marching upon the east Texas The commander of the Ojinaga garrison informed General Jacinto that a lieutenant colonel and two captains have been executed there fop trying to induce the garrison to revolt and join the bandits in an attack on A band of forty-six would be raiders has been captured at by General according to re porta to General Colonel reported from San Andres that five more of the Martin Lopez band had WEATHER % Forecast for ly local thunder showers tonight Hnd * Highest temperature yesterday Lowest last Precipitation uf TODAY'S COTTON MARKET J Open 13.54----- 13.G6 18
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